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HDR on PS4 and PS4 Pro: A Developer’s Perspective

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018

Imagine! It’s been exactly two years since every single PS4 model was upgraded to support HDR, thanks to system software update 4.0. Looking back, HDR has had a heckuva impact on game artistry, greatly elevating already beautiful-looking games like God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn.

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Blackout Q&A: Treyarch Talks Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale Mode

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

Recently, we got our first in-depth look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s new Blackout mode, a Black Ops-infused take on the popular battle royale genre. With Blackout’s PS4 private beta hitting later today, I sat down with Blackout design director David Vonderhaar to learn more about Treyarch’s plans for one of the biggest […]

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PlayStation at PAX West: Play Dreams, Spelunky 2 and More

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

Pack your bags — PlayStation is heading to Seattle for PAX West! Between August 31 and September 3, our new home will be booth numbers 103, 109, 203, and 209 in the Washington State Convention Center.

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First Look: Spelunky 2 Gameplay, Mossmouth Interview

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

Oh, wonder of wonders: Our first look at Spelunky 2 gameplay has arrived! And you can play it this weekend in the PlayStation booth at PAX West! If you never played the original Spelunky, you missed one of the greatest platform games of all time. It’s a remarkably hard act to follow, but it looks […]

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PlayStation Blogcast Episode 303: Second Chances

Posted by on Aug 09, 2018

Greetings! On this week’s very premium episode of PlayStation Blogcast, Kristen and I discuss games that deserve a second chance. That is, games that didn’t click with us right away, but soon grew to become obsessions. In other words, we talk about Darkest Dungeon for 50 minutes straight. (Kidding!)

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Treyarch Answers (Some of) Your Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Questions

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018

It’s hard to believe, but this year marks a full decade since the release of Call of Duty: World at War… and along with it, Treyarch’s very first Zombies experience: Nacht der Untoten. The rest is, as they say, history.

With a new Blood of the Dead trailer burbling out of the Comic-Con murk yesterday, we put out the call to PlayStation fans for their questions (I snuck in a few, too) and send them off to Treyarch via carrier pigeon.

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E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077 First Look

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018

America lies in pieces. Megacorporations dominate what remains, and gangs rule the streets. Welcome to Cyberpunk 2077.

CD Projekt Red’s long-awaited follow-up to The Witcher 3 is another fanatically detailed game world that pushes the boundaries of player choice and emergent narrative.

But leave your expectations at the door – Cyberpunk 2077 is a radically different beast, as I quickly learned while watching an overwhelming 50-minute live demo.

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The 23 Biggest Trailers From E3 2018

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

Dazzling new reveals and expanded looks at hotly anticipated games: yep, it’s E3 season alright. With the dust barely settling on this year’s conferences it’s time to relive the biggest new trailers of the past four days (or watch them for the first time).

Carve out some time out from your schedule, grab your headphones, and settle in. It’s a great time to be a PlayStation gamer…

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